MyWi Bluetooth question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NoStopN, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. NoStopN macrumors 6502

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    This may be a dumb question but, mywi 4.0 had an update a couple of days ago that added Bluetooth tethering. Here's the dumb question: Is this addition meant for tethering the iPhone to the iPad? Or is this meant for something else. If not for iPhone/iPad tethering, what is it for (just curious)? If it is meant for iPhone/iPad tethering, how in the hell do you set it up?
     
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tried bluetooth tethering to the ipad from the iPhone, but most of the time bluetooth tethering is for bluetooth capable computers to connect.
     
  3. NoStopN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't been shopping for a laptop in a while, but I didn't know that any of them could connect to the Internet with Bluetooth. I thought that wifi was a standard method for any connected device.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Some laptops and other devices can use bluetooth to connect and share Internet. The iPad cannot. You can only use wifi tethering.
     
  5. NoStopN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn. I guess I'll just have to continue to use the wifi option. :p
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    A jailbroken iPad using iTether can connect via Bluetooth tethering; I've been doing it since late summer for trips with a wifi only iPad.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, I didnt know that.
    Has to be a JB ipad right?
    What did you install from Cydia to have it recognize and connect to bluetooth?
     
  8. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I think it's IBluever.. or maybe that's the other way around...
     
  9. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Yep, has to be JB; I'm running iTether from Cydia on the iPad ($5, I think) and TetherMe ($2) on the iPhone to make it all work. iTether was a bit buggy when it was first released, but it's been working fairly well the last two months or so. (I've left the iPad on 3.2.1, not updated yet.) I only use it for travel where I won't have wifi, or things like our recent cable outage, but I know others have said they use it daily without problems.

    BT still sucks battery life from the phone, but it's supposedly a more secure connection than going wifi/WEP. You can only connect one device at a time though.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nice.
    What one sucks more battery would you say? Bluetooth or wifi tethering?
     
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    WiFi, hands down, even set at 30%. When my iPad was jailbroken, I used the iTether/TetherMe combination. I had the iPhone4 plugged into my laptop USB port at work and the iPad running just on the battery. The iPhone would fully charge and stay at 100% all day, regardless of how much I used the iPad. The iPad percent charge dropped during the day, but nothing major, maybe 15 - 20%.

    With WiFi, the iPad drops 20 - 25% and the iPhone, by and large, stays at whatever charge percent it was at when I plugged it in.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks.
    So USB tethering would probably be the least battery hog. Then Bluetooth and worst wifi.
     

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